31 August 2022 | Bendigo Spirit news

Alicia Froling Returns to Bendigo

Bendigo Spirit are excited to welcome back star-forward Alicia Froling for the upcoming WNBL season.

The 26-year-old returns to the Spirit on the back of an impressive NBL1 season with the Knox Raiders, where she averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Froling says she can’t wait to play in front of a Bendigo home crowd.

“It feels really good to be back in Bendigo,” she said.

“I played for the Spirit in the hub season so I’m excited to finally be able to play in front of a home crowd!

“I’m coming off an NBL season with Kennedy (Kereama) as the coach and I’m playing some of the best basketball that I have in a while so I’m going into this season with a lot of confidence.”

Head coach Kennedy Kereama says Froling will benefit from all her hard work this season.

“Alicia is one heck of a competitor; she’s done a tremendous amount of work and she’s just an absolute champion when it comes to dedicating time to her craft to get better,” he said.

“She’s proven at NBL1 level that she can rebound, score, bring presence to the paint and is a very good athlete, she has great versatility and does a great job at using her length.

 “I’ve got a lot of trust in her, I know she has the goods and can deliver, this will be a season where she will consistently get to perform.”

 Froling joins Megan McKay, Anneli Maley, Alex Wilson, Abbey Wehrung and Kelsey Griffin on the 2022/23 roster.

 Bendigo Spirit pre-season training officially commences 21 September.